MANDATA - Line Mountain and Troy were scheduled to play in one of the opening games of the Zalar Tournament at Shamokin Area April 18.
The Eagles and head coach Jon Raker had an opportunity to get a first-hand scouting report when the Trojans made the long trip south to Line Mountain for a non-league matchup April 14.
The Eagles learned plenty. It was, however, a costly, painful experience.
The Trojans - flat out - can hit.
MINERSVILLE - Scott Werner looked stunned.
The Pine Grove senior has received several prestigious awards for his exploits on the football field and in the classroom, but he never expected Dave Holley to call his name April 12 at Hillcrest Hall.
When Holley did, Werner became the Cardinals' first winner of the Schuylkill Chapter No. 25 of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award.
ELIZABETHVILLE - Brooke Schach struck out five and allowed just three hits in a complete-game shutout to give Pine Grove a 1-0 non-league victory over Upper Dauphin on April 18.
Hayley Wolff hit an RBI double to drive in the game's only run, and Jennifer Kaufman had two hits and one run scored.
Kaufman reached on a single in the sixth before being driven in by Wolff's double.
Kaytee Mattern allowed one run on three hits, striking out one in a losing effort for Upper Dauphin.